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Is microhousing a viable alternative to aging poorly in place?


When aging in place is out-of-place.  Aging in place may not be for everyone, as the University of Florida's Stephen Golant noted: 48% of seniors spend more than half their income on housing -- 14% of the 75+ still have mortgages.  Separated by distance from adult children, perhaps they suffer from isolation and poor health and other downsides that Dr. Golant spells out in some detail. He recommends that moving out of one's own home need not be viewed as a tragedy, suggesting options like NORCs or village approaches for shared services, moving in with family members, or moving to a smaller home or condo. 

Communicating with the doctor and hospital -- we can do better

This rant is not about technology - it's about communicating. In one short week, we have read about a doctor who refused to turn off a pacemaker in a frail and demented man ('it would be like putting a pillow over his head') -- at the request of his wife who was falling apart caring for him.

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GeckoSystems' CEO Updates Stockholders on Progress Due to Elder Care Robot Trials

05/18/2010

CONYERS, GA, May 18, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (PINKSHEETS: GCKO) CEO reported today that they are very pleased with the insights and progress resulting from their ongoing elder care robot trials. They initiated these world's first personal companion robot trials late last fall focused on assisting families caring for their elderly parents.

GeckoSystems is a dynamic leader in the emerging mobile robotics industry revolutionizing their development and usage with "Mobile Robot Solutions for Safety, Security and Service(TM)."

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